The RMCHCS Auxiliary hosts four community blood drives throughout the year. For two days, community members can stop by the third floor hospital solarium to donate blood. Blood drives are typically held in February, May, August and November of each year. The blood drives are held in partnership with United Blood Services, Albuquerque, NM who considers the Gallup blood drives among the most successful of their community blood drives. Further information on United Blood Services can be found on its website at: www.unitedbloodservices.org.
Charity Invitational is RMCHCS’ main annual fundraising event hosted by the RMCHCS Foundation and the Auxilians. Its purpose is to raise funds for special projects that will enhance RMCHCS’ programs and services. Charity Invitational has raised over $5 million since its first event held in 1996 for projects such as a CT scanner, MRI, pediatric central monitoring system and outpatient clinic renovations, etc. Past Charity Invitational events have included the following projects: 2012 – Emergency Department upgrades 2011 – Digital Mammography Equipment with Stereotactic Breast Biopsy capabilities 2010 – Pediatric Central Monitoring System 2009 – Clinic Renovation 2008 – MRI Scanner 2007 – Fetal Monitoring System 2006 – Lidio G. Rainaldi Dialysis Building 2005 – Neurology and Sleep Lab Equipment 2004 – 16-Slice CT Scanner 2003 – Operating Room Surgical Equipment 2002 – Equip and Staff Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center 2001 – Purchase of Hemodialysis Machines for the Gallup Dialysis Center 2000 – Renovation of Women’s Health Unit 1999 – Pediatric Renovations 1998 – RMCHCS Breast Center 1997 – Propaq Encore Monitoring System for the ER 1996 – Hospital Solarium In addition to raising money for a project, a community member is selected as Honoree for Charity Invitational in recognition of his/her significant contribution to RMCHCS and the community. Colin Tanner has been named Honoree for 2012 for his many contributions to McKinley County. Charity Invitational Honorees over the years have included: 2012 – Colin Tanner 2011 – Marilyn Hathaway 2010 – Charles Milton High, Jr. 2009 – Sammy Chioda 2008 – Paul and Lurae McCollum 2007 – Joyce Graves 2006 – Dr. Bruce Tempest 2005 – The Auxiliary 2004 – The Staff of RMCHCS 2003 – John and Martha Zollinger 2002 – Nellie Long 2001 – George Malti 2000 – Bishop Donald E. Pelotte 1999 – Arlene Rollie High 1998 – Dr. John R. Kamps 1997 – Betty Smith 1996 – Clair Gurley
RMCHCS will allow certain outside groups use of conference rooms, but must follow certain guidelines. All requests must be made through the Administration Office. Conference rooms are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. The location of the meetings scheduled may have to be changed for called meetings of RMCHCS. RMCHCS meetings shall have priority. No equipment, trunks or other items may be left in the rooms. RMCHCS will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to items left in rooms. If the meeting is in the evening, the Security Guard will unlock doors to the conference rooms. Outside groups may be asked to sign a “Hold Harmless” contract, including room clean-up expectations. RMCHCS reserves the right to deny use of the conference rooms to any group or individual. To reserve a conference room a, please call 505.863.7004.
Education & Support Groups
Click here to go to Education & Support Groups page Breastfeeding Support Group Breastfeeding support groups are held the second Thursday of every month from 7:00-8:00pm in the RMCH Library (second floor above the Emergency Room). For more information, call 505.863.7026. Grief Support Group Are you hurting? Are you feeling sorrow because of the death of a loved one? A divorce? A relocation? Loss of your possessions? Loss of health? Loss of faith? RMCHCS offers Grief Support Groups throughout the year to help you work though your grief. Call 505.863.7140 for more information.
Community Health Fair
Community Health Fair: For 2014 the RMCHCS Community Health Fair was held on May 3, 2014 from 10am–3pm at the Rio West Mall. The health fair inlcuded many booths with vendors providing health information and various screenings for attendees.